How to Make a Data Protection Plan in 3 Simple Steps

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Sponsored Post If somebody walked into your small business and asked you where your data lives, what would you answer? What if they asked you to explain how you protect it and what you’d do to reconstruct your data? In today’s threat environment, these are the types of questions a small business owner should be […]

10 Online Tools to Improve Your Sales Process

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Today is Part 2 of my blog series on, In Part 1, we discussed How to Hire a Salesperson. Today we’ll discuss how to leverage technology to improve your sales process. Every company aims to increase its revenue by increasing the sales. The best hunters study their prey, (Oops, I mean target customers) in business […]

How to Select a CRM System for Your Small Business

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Sponsored Post Conceptualizing, launching, and operating a small business is a time and labor-intensive endeavor. Getting caught up in the day-to-day activities takes your attention in many directions. Still the risks are worth the potential rewards, not just for the financial gains, but also for the fact that you have a direct impact on your […]

7 Mobile Apps to Maintain Your Work-Life Balance

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We all know the importance of a healthy work-life balance and also the fact that it is not so easy to achieve. Despite knowing the rules, enforcing them in our routines it really tough. And amidst all the crazy scheduling the only device that stays with you at most times is your smartphone. What if […]

How to Leverage Data to Make Better Business Decisions

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A lot of us small business owners rely on our guts to make major business decisions. Many of us feel we can’t afford Big Data solutions to provide complicated analytics and metrics for decision making. It’s actually not as complicated or expensive as it might seem, and data has a valuable place in the decision-making […]

How to Transition to Chip Card Technology for Your Small Business

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Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent Visa sponsored interview with Anita Campbell, @SmallBizTrends. Anita is a business expert and the CEO and publisher of Small Business Trends and […]

Intellectual Property and its Importance for Your Small Business

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Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with @EvansIPLaw. Andrea H. Evans, Esq. is the founder of Evans IP Law, a Maryland-based law firm specializing patent, trademark and copyright law.  […]

3 SEO Tactics Could Get You Kicked Out of Google

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Guest Article Ever dabbled in SEO before? You know, Search Engine Optimization? It’s a way to use content to try to get more organic traffic from search engines like Google. If you have, you might have experience with the spectrum that is everything you can do to allegedly help your site rise in the search […]

Five Free Resources for Making Infographics

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By now we have all heard (and maybe even repeated) the axiom that visuals increase audience engagement. However, using sources like Shutterstock or Getty Images for attractive visuals is only part of the equation. Infographics are another source of visual communication and have the advantage of being portable, linkable, and able to break down complex […]

Alternative Resources to Fund Your Tech Start-up

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Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my interview with @PowerMovesNOLA. Veteran investment executive and entrepreneur Earl Robinson has been named President, and economic development expert September Hargrove has been named […]